Germantown (Md.) Northwest dual-threat quarterback Ike Whitaker is taking his time in making his college choice. In the meantime, he is putting up big numbers in his senior high school football season at Northwest.
“Things are going good,” said the 6-foot-4, 198-pound prospect. “I’m focused on my high school season right now and I will be setting up official visits soon.”
Whitaker’s high school team is 8-0 and the Jaguars have locked up a third straight entry into the Class AAA state playoffs. Whitaker, who has been called by some the best quarterback prospect in more than a decade in Maryland, has thrown for 1,300 yards this season, including a 17-23, 247-yard performance in last Friday’s 21-14 win over Montgomery County Quince Orchard.
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“I’m still looking at schools right now,” Whitaker said. "The recruiting process will have to wait a little bit until our season ends."
Several schools are vying for Whitaker. Maryland, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, Clemson and Florida are high on his list of schools.
"The Florida situation kind of makes me wonder because I want to go to a school where I know the coaches," he said. "I am curious to see who they hire. I haven't dropped them or anything, but it surprised me a bit."
This Friday night Whitaker’s Northwest team meets another state power,Seneca Valley, in a big match of the highly-recruited athletes. Jon Walko, a 6-foot-6, 285-pound offensive tackle from Seneca Valley has visited Virginia Tech and Clemson and reportedly wants to see West Virginia.